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Why Peace Is Possible: Exploring the Anatomy of Violence and War

Lecture Center for Global Humanities Lecture/Seminar Series

Paul Chappell

Paul K. Chappell

Peace Leadership Director, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation

Is world peace possible? Paul K. Chappell reveals the evidence on whether human beings are naturally violent or naturally peaceful. He explores the anatomy of violence and the art of waging peace. Also addressed are every army’s greatest problem, the universal human phobia, what war does to the human mind, the problems of dehumanization, and the remarkable progress that give us hope for a brighter future.


Paul K. Chappell is the Peace Leadership Director of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. He graduated from West Point in 2002, was deployed to Iraq, and left active duty in November 2009 as a Captain. He is the author of the Road to Peace series, a seven-book series about waging peace, ending war, the art of living, and what it means to be human. The first four published books in this series are Will War Ever End?The End of WarPeaceful Revolution, and The Art of Waging Peace.  Lecturing across the country and internationally, Chappell also teaches college courses and workshops on Peace Leadership. He grew up in Alabama, the son of a half-black and half-white father who fought in the Korean and Vietnam wars, and a Korean mother. His website is

Assigned Reading

Paul K. Chappell, The Art of Waging Peace: A Strategic Approach to Improving Our Lives and the World (Prospecta Press, 2013)


A reception will be held at 5:00 pm at the UNE Art Gallery


Center for Global Humanities


(207) 221-4435

Why Peace Is Possible Poster
6:00 PM
WCHP Lecture Hall in Parker Pavilion

Portland Campus

Free and open to the public